Pope Francis meets with Families of Hope in Manila

During his five day visit to the Philippines, Pope Francis made sure to meet and dialogue many Filipino families, especially in the wake of the recent Synod on the Families. “God calls upon us to recognize the dangers threatening our own families and to protect them from harm.” The Holy Father made these remarks to the audience of 20,000 in the Mall of Asia Arena. “Like all God’s gifts, the family can also be disfigured and destroyed. It needs our support.”